Part 1 of… I don’t know how many posts this is going to take me.

It’s been a while since I last wrote… A few days, weeks, months… I’ve been out of it.

My emotions, feelings, thoughts, ideas, took a hold on me.

I have no idea how many people read this, what country you are in, where you are, what you’re doing, what you’re feeling at this very moment, but what I do know, is what I’m feeling at this very moment and I’d like to share a piece of me with you today.

This year has been intense. I’d sum it up as a huge, massive, wake up call. That’s how I feel and perceive the energy at this very moment. Today, Friday 30th December at 12:12pm whilst I’m sat on my brown sofa at my place whilst listening to The Verve.

I’ve got this weird feeling. Goosebumps, I’m sweating but my hands are freezing cold and my body is telling me something… I’m breathing in and out heavily… I’ve got so much to write and stuff I want to share and express, I don’t even know where (I got interrupted exactly here with a phone call I had to answer) to begin.

I remember once telling a friend, a dear friend, who I don’t speak to much anymore, a boy, a friend, that well, we parted ways due to life, but I remember telling him I wanted to write a book, but hadn’t started writing because I didn’t know where to begin… which he answered “just write, there’s no specific place, or way to begin something, just do it” – so I’ll take his advice to start now… Wow… I’m laughing and crying at this very moment (Sonnet is playing in the background)…

Breathe in… Breathe out.

I can’t remember much of this year, I’ve stored a lot of memories, emotions and feelings in different boxes in my head, but I want to begin with the following…

On April 24th 2016 I went to a festival here in Mexico City called Vive Latino. I was working so I didn’t see many bands play, I saw a song or two of a few artists, but I did get the chance to see a band play from beginning to end… That band was The Prodigy.

– I had to take a deep breath after writing that last paragraph –

So, I saw The Prodigy for the first time, live, on Sunday 24th April 2016.

I would say that every single day my life changes, I learn something, feel something new, experiment, and so on… but that Sunday will remain within me FOREVER.

I don’t even know what to write regarding what I saw and felt that day, but what I can say, is that my life changed drastically whilst experiencing and witnessing The Prodigy perform that Sunday…

I was totally sober… I had half a beer since I arrived at the festival (1:oopm) until the time I saw The Prodigy.

What I’m trying to say is… that what I felt and saw was completely real, Nicole experienced the whole situation being Nicole.

Wow.

After that… I couldn’t sleep properly.

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The Prodigy

I thought that writing all this out would be a lot easier than what it’s actually turning out to be…

I’m going to take a break and I’ll be back in a little while.

Nick Murphy is/was Chet Faker and he’s back

In September, Chet Faker announced that his next record would be released under his birth name Nick Murphy. He said the following: “It’s been half a decade since I started releasing music as Chet Faker and all of you have been the driving force behind the music since. There’s an evolution happening and I wanted to let you know where its going. The next record will be under my own name, Nick Murphy. Chet Faker will always be a part of the music. This is next”.

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Chet Faker

Nick Murphy, released another track from his new project, today.

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Nick Murphy

The 28 year old Australian electronica singer and musician released his studio album Built on Glass back in 2014 with tunes such as Talk is Cheap and 1998 (As Chet Faker).

This 2016, the Aussie came back as Nick Murphy and has brought out a few tunes heres and there.

Check out Nick’s Stop Me (Stop You), released a few hours ago, here!

The Radio Dept. are back

Swedish band The Radio Dept. are back.

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Running Out Of Love is the bands 4th studio album and it talks a bit about life in Sweden and how this year things are moving in the incorrect direction; politically, intellectually and morally. The problems and situations the boys sing about aren’t necessarily just “apt” for Sweden but for countries all around the world.

The album was released on the 21st October and has 10 absolutely stunning songs on it.

Have a listen to We Got Game, one of the singles the band released off the new album a few weeks ago.

Melanie C is back after 4 years with a new album!

Melanie C’s (better known as Mel C and/or Sporty Spice – well, at least by me – ) seventh studio album is out today.

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Anyone was the first and lead single off Version of Me.

Being such a massive Spice Girls fan as a kid, I followed Mel C’s path after their break up.

She had a few fantastic tunes (in my opinion) such as Never Be The Same Again and When You’re Gone with Bryan Adams – MASSIVE FAN OF THAT TUNE!!!

Version of Me is basically a pop album, and I’ve heard it form A to Z – considering the fact it came out today and it’s only 11:03am in Mexico City (where I am), I’m VERY impressed!

The album has 11 songs on it and I wish Mel the best in the world with it.

(You can buy it digitally, physically, or listen to it on Spotify!)

Have a listen to The Strokes new material, here!

About 2 years ago I got the chance to interview Julian Casablancas with his band Julian Casabalancas + the Voidz.

I must say, interviewing Julian and the boys is definitely in my Top 5 interviews!

Well, Julian is also the frontman of one of the most important rock bands of my era, I’m talking about The Strokes.

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The Strokes

The Strokes began in 1998 and they’re from New York City. They have 5 studio albums and will bring out an EP called Future, Present, Past very soon.

They’ve released a few audios that’ll be featured on their upcoming EP.

Have a listen to them, here!

Threat of Joy

Oblivius

Drag Queen

Interview with The Polyphonic Spree (for sabanudista)

A few weeks ago The Polyphonic Spree came to Mexico to perform at Festival Marvin.

I sat down with Tim DeLaughter and Jennie from the Dallas based band to talk about Mexico, life in Texas, music, performing with David Bowie – Tim and I both got very emotional – and lots more.

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Jennie, me and Tim from The Polyphonic Spree

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Have a listen to the interview, here!

http://ec.libsyn.com/p/c/a/c/cac28463af2d2869/Sabanudista_PLYS.mp3?d13a76d516d9dec20c3d276ce028ed5089ab1ce3dae902ea1d06ce8036d2cd545320&c_id=11940688

(It’s in english, then Ese Wey and I talk about what was said in Spanish).

Thanks a million to both Tim and Jennie, you guys are fantastic!

sabanudista con Renee Mooi

Hace algunos días nos sentamos con la talentosa Renee Mooi a platicar sobre música, cuando fue a vivir a Rumania a los 17 años, su familia, su próximo disco, sus amigos, la vida y más en sabanudista!

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Ese Wey, Renee Mooi y yo!

Pueden escuchar sabanudista, aqui!

http://hwcdn.libsyn.com/p/7/0/9/70982b579eebe79a/SABANUDISTA_MOOI.mp3?c_id=11997998&expiration=1467137450&hwt=acd3d11e7912ec5d2899a793163efac8

Renee Mooi – Nits

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Ya llego el #sabanudista de esta semana!

Ese Wey, Pablo Araiza, yo y Alfonso (Poncho) Dosal!
Ese Wey, Pablo Araiza, yo y Alfonso (Poncho) Dosal!

3 amigos (Ese Wey, Pablo Araiza y yo) nos sentamos cada semana en el Fuerte Apache de la Roma a grabar #sabanudista – platicas sabatinas al desnudo!

El invitado especial de esta semana es Alfonso Dosal. Actor, productor, papa, esposo, un tipazo!!!

Cuando conocí a Poncho este sábado, rectifique de nuevo que nunca hay que juzgar un libro por su portada.

Dense!

Esta muy increíble el programa!

Buena platica, chelas, excelente música y mas!

http://hwcdn.libsyn.com/p/e/c/4/ec4540d1fbadb820/Sabanudista_Poncho.mp3?c_id=11811025&expiration=1464630382&hwt=16492bea063b0acdbc9bb52a1f614cb4

Alicia y Leidi de la película Las Elegidas son nuestras invitadas especiales de esta semana en sabanudista!

Las Elegidas es una película dirigida por David Pablos en cines en este momento!

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Ese Wey, Pablo Ariaza y yo AKA el crew sabanudista tuvimos la oportunidad de sentarnos a platicar con Leidi y Alicia, actrices de esta película maravillosa.

Escuchen el programa, aqui!

http://hwcdn.libsyn.com/p/9/8/1/9818b61056dd2084/Sabanudista_Elegidas.mp3?c_id=11540069&expiration=1461604870&hwt=16d3172ec72536653d0f997c36311940